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Hard Again [Import]

Muddy Waters Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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In the late 1940s and early '50s, Chicago was the epicenter of the blues explosion; all the roads led there, from Mississippi Delta, the Midwest and the Southeast. It all began in 1948 with the release of a 78-rpm single by a singer-guitarist called Muddy Waters. Aristocrat 1305 bore a pair of traditional Mississippi Delta-styled pieces "I Can't Be Satisfied" and "I Feel ... Read more in Amazon's Muddy Waters Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000258J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,800 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mannish Boy
2. Bus Driver
3. I Want To Be Loved
4. Jealous Hearted Man
5. I Can't Be Satisfied
6. The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll
7. Deep Down In Florida
8. Crosseyed Cat
9. Little Girl

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It's seems strange now to think of Muddy Waters's having to make a "comeback," but that's what the 1977 Hard Again came down to. The great bluesman's first post-Chess recording after 30 years with that company, it marked Waters's major-label debut and eventually went gold. The over-60 Waters lived up to all the attention with one of his most energetic, sustained performances, bettering his original version of "Mannish Boy," pushing "Bus Driver" to a raging peak, and generally sounding like the wisest man on record. Harp player James Cotton and producer-guitarist Johnny Winter are among the support; they both stay out of Waters's way and give as good as they get. --Rickey Wright

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless blues 22 Feb 2003
By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Muddy Waters may have recorded better songs than most of the ones on this album, but the super-competent backing band and sympathetic production still makes this a really fine blues album.
The three "classics" which were re-recorded for this release ("Mannish Boy", "I Want To Be Loved" and "I Can't Be Satisfied") are certainly the highlights of the album, but the rest is well worth listening to as well, and the surprisingly "traditional" reworking of "I Can't Be Satisfied" is worth the price of the CD alone. The incredibly catchy acoustic slide guitar riff sounds like the very best of the 40s, only with all the benefit of the technical equipment of the 70s.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Blues album - A MUST HAVE 27 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
I've had this album a long time and was surprised to see so few reviews on it!
Every track on this rocks and no blues collection would be complete without it.
Don't hesitate! But it now!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No need to buy any other Chicago Blues cd! 7 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
A superb cd. Everything comes up as fresh as a daisy as if all the songs have never been recorded before.Muddy Waters is on top form superbly complemented by Johnny Winter and the rest of the band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First of three killer albums 23 Mar 2006
By doublegone TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Most of the old blues legends hit their peak in the 40s or 50s and then petered out. Muddy Waters however had a remarkable resurgence of energy and creativity right at the end of his life, when he teamed up with Johnny Winter and a killer band to record three stunning albums for the Blue Sky Label. This, from 1977, is the first of them. Sleazy, greasy R&B is what you get here. James Cotton on harp. Pintetop Perkins on the piano. Sizzling stuff.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Muddy Waters classic Chicago blues 11 Jan 2003
By Andy
Format:Audio CD
This album is a classic hard blues album. Johnny Winter plays guitar on most of the tracks and it was recorded 'live' in the studio. There's areal buzz from their playing and the sound engineer left in a little banter between players.It's very focused storming 12 bar Chicago blues - much of it verging on what might be called rock. If you like rock but aren't particularly a blues fan then try this...you'll love it!. Equally if you like acoustic blues then this may be a little heavy for you....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 28 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
Great album with great musicians,some great harp playin by mr Cotton.
A must for Blues fans 10 out of 10 Get it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a great album 21 Mar 2008
By enthusiast TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album when it came out and I still can't hear it enough! Muddy Waters was a true great, of course, and so much of what he has done is cherishable, but this one with it's band of great blues artists and the new sound that Johnny Winter put together for them is just so outrageously, raucously contemporary (it still sounds that way after all these years) ... . Buy this one and buy it's true companion (Johnny Winter's "Nothin but the blues") now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!! 1 May 2014
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A truly superb blues album. Maybe not in an 'original' style but the production values and style of Johnny Winter make this a truly great album. Muddy's work here is extremely good and VERY enjoyable. The two of them together make this an album that no blues enthusiast, or music lover, should miss out on.
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